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  • Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet

    Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris(Reuters) - Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc. After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars. Google's class A shares and class C shares will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class A shares and class C shares and start trading on the Nasdaq from Monday. The structural overhaul, announced in August, is intended to separate the company's core businesses from ventures such as the driverless cars, glucose-monitoring contact lenses and Internet-connected high-altitude balloons.

  • Investment, pricing helped Orbital beat Aerojet for rocket boosters: ULA
    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Orbital ATK Inc beat out Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc to become the future sole supplier of solid rocket boosters for United Launch Alliance by offering better long-term pricing agreements, substantial cost reductions and more investment, ULA said Friday. Tory Bruno, chief executive officer of the 50-50 venture owned by Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, said the deal with Orbital, announced last week, was one of many strategic agreements the company was forging with big suppliers to drive down costs and prepare for more competition.

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    Financial Markets For The Rest Of Us
    An Easy Guide To Money, Bonds, Futures, Stocks, Options, And Mutual Funds

    ISBN: 0595202756 / Publisher: iUniverse / Date: Nov 2001 / Page Count: 418

    "Financial Markets For The Rest Of Us" is a reference and tutorial covering various financial markets in the USA and the rest of the world. The book comprises six major chapters covering the concepts of money, bonds, futures, stocks, options, and mutual funds. It cleverly illustrates the operation and interdependencies of these various markets, while keeping the language simple for everyone to follow. If you have ever wondered about how the financial markets operate, or you have ever felt overwhelmed by the complexities of the financial markets, this book is for you.

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